Looking for some bedtime reading that will get you excited to go into work tomorrow and get you out of your work rut? These books will help you improve your mental wellbeing and become more focused.
Become a Key Person of Influence – Daniel Priestley
Recommended by business coach Susanne King at AREC 2016, Become a Key Person of Influence was written by Daniel Priestley, an entrepreneur who built a successful multimillion-dollar company by the time he was 25. The book is aimed at business owners, service providers, consultants, freelancers and corporate escapees, and focuses on the idea that you can turn yourself into a key person of influence, someone people want to be around and do business with.
The Happiness Advantage – Shawn Achor
Shawn Achor is a ‘happiness researcher’ and his book The Happiness Advantage was recommended by Ms King, especially for those interested in the connection between happiness and productivity. The book is based on research which uncovered the link between happiness and productivity, and address a common, incorrect view of what it takes to be happy at work. According to the book, happiness leads to increased productivity and better performance at work, running contrary to the belief that a better job would lead to happiness.
10% Happier – Dan Harris
You might already know the story of Dan Harris, an American news anchor who had a panic attack live on air when hosting Good Morning America. From that low point in his life, he turned himself around and wrote this book. Recommended by Marshall White director Kate Strickland, 10% Happier details his story from the life decisions that led to his panic attack to his efforts to improve his life and mental wellbeing.
Various titles – Zig Ziglar
Zig Ziglar was listed as a source of influence by Ms King, Ms Strickland and top real estate coach Josh Phegan. The motivational speaker, salesman and ‘encourager’ wrote more than 30 books in his lifetime. His most popular business titles include Secrets of Closing the Sale and See You at the Top. The latter has sold more than 1.7 million copies since its first print run in 1975.